Tagged: United States

Ilhan Omar and the Shifting Democratic Winds on Israel and Palestine Op-Eds & Analysis
Esther Wang, The Slot (Jezebel)

Ilhan Omar and the Shifting Democratic Winds on Israel and Palestine

On Sunday night, Representative Ilhan Omar tweeted “It’s all about the Benjamins baby” in response to a statement by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy that he would “take action” against Omar as well as Representative Rashida Tlaib over their criticism of the actions of the Israeli government...

about 3 days ago
The Ilhan Omar Controversy Reveals a Larger Struggle Over Israel Among Democrats Op-Eds & Analysis
Alana Abramson & Abby Vesoulis, TIME

The Ilhan Omar Controversy Reveals a Larger Struggle Over Israel Among Democrats

The controversy that swirled around Congress this week after Rep. Ilhan Omar insinuated that politicians only support Israel because of donations from wealthy Jews died down as quickly as it began.

about 3 days ago
There Is a Taboo Against Criticizing AIPAC — and Ilhan Omar Just Destroyed It Op-Eds & Analysis
Mehdi Hassan, The Intercept

There Is a Taboo Against Criticizing AIPAC — and Ilhan Omar Just Destroyed It

In 2005, Steven Rosen, then a senior official with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, sat down for dinner with journalist Jeffrey Goldberg, then of the New Yorker. “You see this napkin?” Rosen asked Goldberg. “In twenty-four hours, [AIPAC] could have the signatures of seventy senators on this napkin.”

about 4 days ago
Democrats Forced To Confront Growing Divide Over Israel Heading Into 2020 News & Analysis
Gregory Krieg and Eric Bradner, CNN

Democrats Forced To Confront Growing Divide Over Israel Heading Into 2020

Democrats are entering the 2020 election cycle with many of their leading presidential contenders increasingly willing to break with a pro-Israel foreign policy orthodoxy that guided the party for a generation.

about 4 days ago
Family Hopes Palestinian-American Lawmaker Can Rein In Trump Op-Eds & Analysis
Joe Dyke, AFP

Family Hopes Palestinian-American Lawmaker Can Rein In Trump

The West Bank family of a Palestinian-American who became one of the first two Muslim women elected to the US Congress hopes she can help curb some of President Donald Trump's pro-Israel policies.

on November 14, 2018
Artist Critiques Capitalism and War, Sells Vials of His Blood on Wall Street Art
Jasmine Weber, Hyperallergic

Artist Critiques Capitalism and War, Sells Vials of His Blood on Wall Street

Wall Street is often esteemed as the nucleus of the international free market — and this week, Palestinian artist Khaled Jarrar has introduced himself as a share.

on October 17, 2018
Donald Trump’s War on Palestinian Refugees Videos
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Donald Trump’s War on Palestinian Refugees

Ban refugees. Deport immigrants. Cut all food and health aid to Palestinians. This is the shared agenda of Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu. Here’s how the Trump-Netanyahu war on Palestinian refugees is targeting the most vulnerable among us.

on October 16, 2018
Trumped-Up Anti-Semitism Charges at Rutgers Designed to Chill Free Speech Op-Eds & Analysis
Star-Ledger Editorial Board, NJ.com

Trumped-Up Anti-Semitism Charges at Rutgers Designed to Chill Free Speech

On a Saturday night in the Winter of 2011, an event called "Never Again For Anyone" was held at the Douglass Student Center at Rutgers.

on September 27, 2018
Trump Embraces a Dangerously Broad Definition of Anti-Semitism Op-Eds & Analysis
Los Angeles Times Editorial Board

Trump Embraces a Dangerously Broad Definition of Anti-Semitism

In response to the rise of pro-Palestinian activism on college campuses, some supporters of Israel have argued that harsh criticism of the Jewish state amounts to anti-Semitism — and even that it violates federal anti-discrimination law.

on September 27, 2018
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